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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Who can apply
AusIMM STEM Access Scholarship Environmental and Geospatial Science, Construction Management, Science, Mathematics,  Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure, Electrical Power, Engineering Management, Telecommunications, Water Resources Management, Environmental Science, Quantity Surveying, Surveying) $25,000     
Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) and Australian Air Pilots Mutual Benefit Fund Scholarship (AAP-MBF) Aviation $3,000  
Badge SA Scholarship Construction Management and Economics $10,000   
Bob Mierisch Memorial Grant in Civil and Structural Engineering Structural Engineering specialisation of the Civil Engineering $4,000   
Built Environs Construction Management Scholarship Construction Management Up to $12,000     
CEA Technologies Engineering Scholarship Mechanical Engineering Up to $15,000  
Codan Undergraduate STEM Scholarship for Women Engineering, Information Technology Up to $15,000  
Data Action Grant Information Technology, Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity), Information Technology (Software Development), Software Engineering (Honours), Information Technology and Data Analytics, Information Technology (Honours) (Enterprise Business Solutions)  $5,000  
Dr Brian Webby Whyalla Support Grant Engineering  up to $2,000      
elmTEK Grant Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity / Software Development / Enterprise Business Solutions), Software Engineering $5,000     
Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal STEM Scholarship Engineering, Information Technology, Science $10,000        
Guidera O'Connor (Second Year/Third Year/Fourth Year) Grants Engineering (Mechanical / Mechanical and Mechatronic / Electrical and Mechatronic), Construction Management $5,000     
Hansen Yuncken Grant in Civil Engineering Civil Engineering $1,000  
Hansen Yuncken Tony Swan Grant in Construction Management Construction Management $1,000  
Hypatia Scholarship for Mathematically Talented Women Mathematics, Quantitative Finance $5,000   
The Jeff Kasparian Regional Relocation Grant Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics $5,000   
O'Connors Engineering Grant Mechanical and Mechatronic, Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Honours up to $5,000    

Omni Executive Defence Scholarship

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics $15,000    
Peter Varcoe Memorial Grant Engineering, all programs in the Academic Unit $1,650      
Rainy Day Recruitment Aboriginal Scholarship

Accounting & Finance, Architecture, Business,
Communication,
Construction Management,
Defence, Design,  Engineering, Environment Science, Information Technology, Law, Management & HRM, Marketing, Mathematics, Property, Science

Up to $15,000   
Richard Oertel Memorial Mathematics Grant Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics(Data Science), Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics $1,000     
Rider Levett Bucknall Fourth Year Grant Construction Management $2,500   
Rider Levett Bucknall Second Year Grant Construction Management $2,500   
Rider Levett Bucknall Third Year Grant Construction Management $2,500  
Sarah Constructions Grant Construction Management and Economics, Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Project Management), Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural), Engineering (Honours) (Civil) $3,000        
Sarah Group Information Technology Grant Information Technology, Data Analytics $5,000   
Scheer Honours Science Scholarship Information Technology (Honours), Science(Honours), Applied Science (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)(Honours), Biomedical Research(Honours) $5,000  
Sir William Tyree Engineering Scholarship Engineering $60,000

     

The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Civil Aviation Grant Civil Aviation $3,500   
Southcott Undergradaute Engineering Scholarship Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Advanced Manufactiring Engineering up to $30,000         
UniSA STEM Aboriginal Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) up to $12,000    
UniSA STEM Higher Education Opportunity Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) up to $12,000     
UniSA STEM High Achiever Non-School Leaver Grant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) $5,000        
UniSA STEM High Achiever School Leaver Grant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) up to $5,000     
UniSA STEM Rural Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) up to $12,000   
UniSA STEM Undergraduate Honours Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) TBD  
UniSA Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) $15,000     
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec Civil Engineering Grant Engineering $5,000    
Wilhelm Ruff Science Grant Science $2,000    
Women in STEM Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) up to $12,000  
Ziptrak Engineering and Product Design Grant Engineering, Mechatronic, Electrical, Mechanical, Advanced Manufacturing $6,000      
Zonge Australia Refugee Grant Environmental Science $2,500      

 Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.


 


AusIMM STEM Access Scholarship

The AusIMM STEM Access Scholarship will be available to talented students from backgrounds under-represented* in the mining and metallurgy industry. Applicants will be studying eligible science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate or postgraduate programs. The scholarship will encourage completion of their studies and the pursuit of a career in the mining and metallurgy industry.

The eligible STEM related undergraduate programs are:
All associate degree and bachelor programs in

  • Engineering
  • Environmental and Geospatial Science
  • Construction Management
  • Science
  • Mathematics

(i.e. all associate degree and bachelor programs delivered in UniSA STEM except for Aviation and Information Technology).

The eligible STEM related postgraduate programs are:

Engineering

  • Master of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)
  • Master of Engineering (Electrical Power)
  • Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)
  • Master of Engineering (Water Resources Management)

Environmental and Geospatial Science

  • Master of Environmental Science

Surveying

  • Master of Quantity Surveying
  • Master of Surveying

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Temporary Protection Visa or Bridging Visa.
  • Undertaking an eligible STEM program.
  • Commencing or continuing student.
  • Belong to one or more of the under-represented groups listed* (low socio-economic background, Aboriginal students, refugee background, students with a disability, regional and remote students, students that identify as belonging to the LGBTIQ community, mature-age student pursuing first qualification) with supporting documentation provided, as required.
  • Full-time study load (preferred).
  • Studying on-campus (internal study mode), externally or online.
  • Submission of a written statement.

The scholarship will provide industry access, mentoring support and the possibility of paid or unpaid work placement opportunities with AusIMM members based in South Australia.

Full-time applicants will be given preference. Part-time applicants will be considered where there is a demonstrated need to study part time. Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

Application
Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying the UniSA STEM program.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Future career goals including how the scholarship and mentoring would help achieve these goals.
  • How you meet one or more of the under-represented groups forming the eligibility criteria (low socio-economic background, Aboriginal students, refugee background, students with a disability, regional and remote students, students that identify as belonging to the LGBTIQ community, mature-age student pursuing first qualification).

The scholarship will be awarded based on alignment with under-represented group, the content of the written statement and the desire to pursue a career in the mining and metallurgy industry.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant will not be re-opening for applications in 2023

Grant re-opening in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: up to $25‚000 per recipient. Recipients will receive $6,250 per year up to a maximum four years payable in two installments of $3,125, subject to continued enrolment in the STEM program and maintaining a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

For more information‚ contact:
UniSA General enquiries  
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

*Under-represented backgrounds include:

  • low socio-economic background
  • Aboriginal students
  • refugee background
  • students with a physical or mental disability
  • regional and remote students
  • students that identify as belonging to the LGBTIQ community
  • mature-age student pursuing first qualification

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Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AAP) and Australian Air Pilots Mutual Benefit Fund (AAP-MBF) Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to two high achieving students enrolled concurrently  in the Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot) and the Graduate Diploma in Aviation.

UniSA STEM will seek applications from high achievers enrolled in the Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot), and the Graduate Diploma of Aviation concurrently

To be considered eligible for the scholarship‚ applicants must:
- be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.
- have completed a minimum of 54 units in the Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot) with a GPA of 5.0 or above

- have completed a minimum of 6 units in the Graduate Diploma of Aviation
- have not attained any fail grades
- provide a written personal statement

To remain eligible for the scholarship recipients must complete a minimum of 36 units per year for the life of the scholarship and maintain a credit average (GPA 5 or above).

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: Each scholarship is worth up to $3,000 (2 annual installments of $1,500 paid after Study Period 2 census date).

For more information please contact:
Academic Services Officer
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3007
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Badge SA Scholarship

The Badge SA Scholarship is available to a student who is enrolled full-time in the second year of the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours) (IHCN) degree.

Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents and submit a personal written statement (min 500 words) detailing their career objectives and how the scholarship will assist them, a copy of their current CV and their unofficial academic transcript.

The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic merit (GPA)‚ a personal written statement‚ character references and performance at an interview. The recipient may be offered the opportunity to undertake paid placements during their program and paid casual work experience during the university holidays.

The scholarship may not be held in conjunction with another scholarship in the Academic Unit and the successful applicant should not be currently undertaking any active employment or work experience with any competitor companies during the scholarship term. Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Upon graduation, Badge SA may offer the recipient a graduate position with professional development, mentoring and vocational guidance.

How to apply: online via myScholarships in the student portal. As part of the application process‚ students must also supply an unofficial academic transcript that shows previous grades and GPA‚ a current CV and a letter of application. 

How to apply: Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 26 March 2023 via my Scholarships.

Scholarship opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: $10,000. The scholarship is payable in three installments. $2,000 in second year, $3,000 in third year and $5,000 in the fourth year. The annual payment will be made after the Study Period 2 census date subject to satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact:  
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3000
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Bob Mierisch Memorial Grant in Civil and Structural Engineering

The Bob Mierisch Memorial Grant in Civil and Structural Engineering has been established by Mrs Judy Mierisch in memory of her late husband‚ Bob‚ who was a well respected civil engineer and construction leader. Bob Mierisch headed Baulderstone Hornibrook for nearly 30 years. He was awarded an AM in 1994 for service to the building and construction industry and to the community and he received a Centenary Medal in 2001 for service to Australian society in the technological industry.

The grant will be awarded to the student‚ who is studying full-time in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) program‚ who demonstrates professional behaviour and achieves the highest aggregate grade for their penultimate year as confirmed by the Program Director.

How to apply:  Grant will be offered in 2023 - selection will be done by UniSA STEM

Value: $4‚000 to be paid in two instalments‚ first after Study Period 2 census date and second after study period 5 census date‚ and as approved by the Program Director.

For more information contact: 
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3000
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Built Environs Construction Management Scholarship

The Built Environs Construction Management Scholarship will be awarded to a second-year student enrolled full-time in a construction management (Honours) undergraduate program at the University of South Australia.

The scholarship includes the opportunity for recipients to undertake paid work experience at Built Environs at a mutually agreed time and duration.  The industry experience will typically take place during the summer teaching break for 6-12 weeks. 

At the end of the work placement‚ recipients may be offered ongoing employment at Built Environs subject to negotiation between the company and students. 

Eligibility and selection criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee (holder of a permanent humanitarian visa or similar visa for refugees)
  • be a continuing second-year student studying Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (IHCN) – 4 years full-time, or Bachelor of Construction Management(Honours) (XHCM) 100% online – 4 years full-time
  • have full-time enrolment in an eligible construction management program
  • demonstrate academic achievement (a cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.0 or above)
  • agree to undertake a work placement at Built Environs
  • provide a written statement clearly addressing the points listed below
  • provide a Curriculum Vitae
  • attend an interview

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 750 words) detailing:

  • reasons for studying a construction management degree
  • future career goals within the building and construction industry
  • their knowledge of Built Environs and the industry sector in which the company operates
  • interest in attending a paid work placement at Built Environs and what they would like to achieve during placement
  • academic standing and achievements
  • any previous and current work experience
  • community involvement and/or extracurricular activities/interests

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Scholarhip re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: up to $12,000 plus a 6–12-week paid placement with Build Environs.

Recipients receive payments in third and fourth year in instalments of $3,000 (subject to enrolment checks and satisfactory academic progression).

  • $3,000 after the Study Period 2 census date
  • $3,000 after the Study Period 5 census date

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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CEA Technologies Engineering Scholarship

The CEA Technologies Engineering Scholarship will be available to second-year students enrolled full-time in a mechanical engineering undergraduate program at the University of South Australia.

The eligible programs are:
• Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
• Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)
• Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic)

The scholarship includes the opportunity for recipients to undertake paid work experience at CEA Technologies at a mutually agreed time and duration. The industry experience would typically take place during the summer teaching break for 6-12 weeks.

The work experience component of the scholarship is designed to complement the financial assistance available and extend the scholarships value by providing practical work-based experience and mentoring, and potentially a pathway to ongoing employment.

Recipients should be willing to attend placement in Canberra or other interstate capital city company location. The reasonable travel and accommodation expenses of attending placement interstate will be met by the company.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
• be an Australian citizen
• be a continuing second-year student
• have full-time enrolment in an eligible mechanical engineering program
• demonstrate academic achievement (a cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.0 or above)
• agree to undertake a work placement at CEA Technologies
• provide a written statement clearly addressing the points listed below
• provide a Curriculum Vitae
• attend an interview

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 750 words) detailing:

• activities/interests/hobbies together with their reasons for studying their engineering degree
• future career goals within the engineering/defence industry
• academic standing and achievements
• any previous and current work experience
• acknowledgement of ability to travel interstate if required as part of your work placement (reasonable travel and accommodation expenses met by the company)

How to apply:
Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal) in Study Period 2.

Scholarship opening in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: $15,000 ($5,000 per year up to 3 years) plus a 6–12-week paid placement with CEA Technologies.

• $2,500 after the Study Period 2 census date
• $2,500 after the Study Period 5 census date

Ongoing recipients’ payments are subject to enrolment checks and satisfactory academic progression.

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Academic Service Officer
Email: STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au

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Codan Undergraduate STEM Scholarship for Women

The Codan Undergraduate STEM Scholarship for Women will be available to second-year female students enrolled full-time or part-time in an eligible UniSA STEM undergraduate program at the University of South Australia.

The scholarship recognises and encourages talented female students who wish to pursue engineering or information technology as a career.

The eligible programs are:
• Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
• Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
• Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)
• Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cyber Security)

The scholarship is valued at up to $15,000 payable over three years and includes the opportunity for recipients to undertake paid work experience at Codan at a mutually agreed time and duration. The industry experience will typically take place during the summer teaching break for 6-12 weeks.
The work experience component of the scholarship is designed to complement the financial assistance available and extend the scholarships value by providing practical work-based experience and mentoring, and potentially a pathway to employment.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
• be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee (holder of a permanent humanitarian visa or similar visa for refugees)
• be female
• be a continuing second-year student studying in an eligible UniSA STEM program
• have full-time (preferred) or part time enrolment
• demonstrate academic achievement (a cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.0 or above)
• a resident of South Australia (if a UniSA Online student)
• agree to undertake a work placement at Codan
• provide a written statement clearly addressing the points listed below
• provide a Curriculum Vitae
• attend an interview

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 750 words) detailing:
• reasons for studying their UniSA STEM degree
• future career goals within engineering or information technology
• their knowledge of Codan and the industry sector in which the company operates
• interest in attending a paid work placement at Codan and what they would like to achieve during placement
• academic standing and achievements
• any previous and current work experience
• community involvement and/or extracurricular activities/interests

How to apply:
Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal) in Study Period 2.

Grant opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed

Value: $5,000 per year up to 3 years (for full time students) plus a 6–12-week paid placement with Codan. Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time students.

• $2,500 after the Study Period 2 census date
• $2,500 after the Study Period 5 census date

Ongoing recipient payments are subject to enrolment checks and satisfactory academic progression.

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Academic Service Officer
Email: STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au

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Data Action Grant

The Data Action Grant will be awarded to a second-year student, studying full-time in one of the following undergraduate programs at the University of South Australia:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Data Analytics
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (Enterprise Business Solutions)

Students enrolled in the one-year Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program are also eligible to apply.

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Provide a personal written statement addressing their career goals in the field of information and communications technology and how the grant and associated work-related opportunities will be of benefit to them in achieving their goals.
  • Have an interest in gaining work experience and insights from Data Action whilst completing their degree with a potential pathway to employment via the Data Action Graduate Program.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) outlining:

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA IT program and how the degree supports their aspirations.
  • Academic achievements (courses completed to date and grade obtained).
  • Future career goals within the IT industry and how the receiving the grant would help achieve their goals.
  • Willingness to engage with Data Action (for instance, undertaking a work placement at Data Action during breaks from University).
  • Extracurricular interests and/or community involvement

Preference will be given to students who plan to live and work in Adelaide after they complete their program at the University of South Australia.

The recipients will be offered the opportunity to engage with Data Action and learn more about the IT industry and gain valuable experience from a leading Australian IT firm. The engagement will be tailored and mutually agreed between Data Action and the recipient and may take the form of mentoring support, work placement / internships, or paid work experience during semester breaks and the summer vacation period.

Selection will be based on the personal written statement and academic merit (Grade Point Average).

How to apply: Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 5 March 2023 via my Scholarships.

Grant opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: $5,000 to be paid in two installments of $2500 after Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3582
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Dr Brian Webby Whyalla Support Grant

The Dr Brian Webby Whyalla Support Grant assists undergraduate students studying at the Whyalla campus who are experiencing financial hardship.

Dr Brian Webby was a valued member of UniSA STEM, who played an important role within the UniSA Whyalla campus community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Enrolled in any undergraduate program taught at the Whyalla Regional Campus (internal delivery).
  • Successful completion of first year (completion of at least 27 units including credit).
  • Australian Citizen‚ Permanent Resident of Australia.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above.
  • Full-time or part time study load.
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship.

Applicants may be in second, third or fourth year.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA Whyalla program.
  • Future career goals and personal aspirations.
  • Academic achievements (including first year results and GPA).
  • Local community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.
  • How the grant funds will be used to overcome financial constraints.

How to apply: Online applications will open 20 February 2023 - 27 March 2023 via my Scholarships.

Grant opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: $2‚000 (paid after the relevant census date awarded). Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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elmTEK Grant

The elmTEK Grant will be awarded to a third-year student, studying full-time in one of the following undergraduate programs at the University of South Australia:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (Enterprise Business Solutions)

Students enrolled in the one-year Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program are also eligible to apply.

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Have full-time enrolment in an eligible program with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.
  • Provide a personal written statement addressing the points listed below.
  • Be willing to undertake paid work experience or placement at elmTEK (the exact nature, timing and duration to be mutually agreed considering the study, work and personal commitments of the student).
  • Attend an interview.

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying their current program and future career goals.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Details of any financial or educational disadvantage they would like considered.
  • How the grant funds will benefit them.
  • Work experience, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.

How to apply: Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 5 March 2023 via my Scholarships.

Grant opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: Each grant is valued at $5,000 for one year

• $2,500 after the Study Period 2 census date
• $2,500 after the Study Period 5 census date

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal STEM Scholarship

The Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal STEM Scholarship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled full-time in a STEM undergraduate program at the University of South Australia. This scholarship supports students with a strong desire to succeed and give back to their local communities to complete a university degree.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate STEM program
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 4 or above
  • Full-time (preferred)
  • Submission of a written statement

Students undertaking an engineering, information technology, science or any health science related program are eligible to apply.  The scholarship is available to all year levels, however preference may be given to applicants in their penultimate year (that is, the student will receive scholarship support in the final two years of their program). 

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Family heritage and connection to community.
  • Reasons for studying current program and how the degree supports future aspirations.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Community service involvement.
  • Financial or educational disadvantage (disclosed at applicants’ discretion).

Shortlisted applicants will not normally be required to be interviewed but may be asked to attend an interview to assist in the decision-making process.

Full-time recipients will be given preference.  Part-time applicants will be considered where there is a demonstrated need to study part-time. Pro-rata payments will apply to part-time enrolment.

The scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement and passion for the STEM program being studied, as demonstrated in the written statement.

Recipients may be in receipt of another scholarship or grant administered by UniSA, however previous recipients of other Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarships are not eligible to apply.

How to apply: Online applications will open 23 Jan 2023  - 5 March 2023 via myScholarships 

Scholarship opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Aboriginal Grouped Schemes table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: up to $10,000 (up to $5,000 per year for a maximum of two years for full-time students)

Payment will be in two instalments:

  • $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
  • $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

For more information‚ contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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Guidera O'Connor (Second Year/Third Year/Fourth Year) Grants

The Guidera O’Connor Grants would be available to continuing engineering and construction management students studying full-time in one of the following undergraduate programs at the University of South Australia:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) (LHMR)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic) (LHMR)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic) (LHIF)
  • Bachelor of Construction Management / Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (XBBE,IBBE, IHCN, XHCM)

UniSA Online applicants should live in Adelaide or in reasonable proximity to Adelaide to satisfy the work placement provisions of the grant.

One of each grant will be offered per year and awarded to one student in their second year, third year, and fourth year eligible program.

To be eligible for the grants, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa or similar visa for refugees.
  • Be a second/third/fourth year student.
  • Be enrolled full-time in an eligible engineering or construction management program.
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.
  • Provide a written statement clearly addressing the points listed below.
  • Provide statements from two referees as character references, with at least one reference from a referee not connected to the applicant’s secondary school or university.
  • Attend an interview (to be held at Mawson Lakes or City East campus).

Applicants must also agree to attend a four-week paid work placement at Guidera O’Connor. This is an opportunity for recipients to engage with a leading Australian company providing design and construction services to the Australian water industry.

Applicants must provide:
A written statement (500-750 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying an engineering or construction management degree.
  • Future career goals and personal aspirations.
  • The engineering or construction management stream/s that interests them (for example, for mechanical engineering – general mechanical, manufacturing mechanics or mechatronic (control, automation).
  • Interest in attending a paid work placement at Guidera O’Connor and what they would like to achieve during placement.
  • Academic standing and achievements.
  • Work experience, community involvement and extracurricular activities/interests.

The grants will be awarded based on the written statement outlining why the applicant would be a worthy recipient, referee reports and interview performance.

If‚ in the view of the selection panel‚ no applicant is sufficiently meritorious‚ no award shall be made.

Recipients can receive a Guidera O’Connor Grant in future years (grant recipients are not prevented from applying for the Third Year or Fourth Year Grant in subsequent years).

Students may be in receipt of another scholarship or grant administered by UniSA.

How to apply: Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 19 March 2023 via my Scholarships.

Grants opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: $5,000
Two equal instalments of:
- $2,500.00 after Study Period 2 census date
- $2,500.00 after Study Period 5 census date

Payment of second installment is subject to recipient;
- Maintaining enrolment
- Maintaining satisfactory academic progress and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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Hansen Yuncken Grant in Civil Engineering

The Hansen Yuncken Grant in Civil Engineering will be awarded to a third year student enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) or associated specialisation programs on the basis of academic merit and an interview. The successful candidate will receive a 12-week paid placement with Hansen Yuncken (approximate timing between November and February) and a $1000 grant. Students will be emailed once the Grant is open for applications.

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:
- be an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
- be enrolled fulltime in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) and associated specialisation programs
- not be in receipt of any other scholarship or grant
- have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above
- have an idea of their future in engineering within the building and construction industry and how the grant and placement will support their professional development
- be willing to act as a positive ambassador for Hansen Yuncken and UniSA

Applicants will be required to:
- submit an online application
- submit a 500-word written statement outlining reasons for applying, an unofficial transcript showing previous grades and GPA, and a current curriculum vitae
- attend an interview 

Value: Paid 12 week work placement plus a $1‚000 grant to be paid upon successful completion of the 12 week work placement.

How to apply: Online applications will open between 2 May 2023 - 20 May 2023 via my Scholarships

As part of the application process, students must also supply an unofficial academic transcript that shows previous grades and GPA, a current CV and a letter of application. 

For more information contact: 
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3007
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Hansen Yuncken Tony Swan Grant in Construction Management

The Hansen Yuncken Tony Swan Grant in Construction Management will be awarded to a third year student enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (IHCN) program on the basis of academic merit and an interview. The successful candidate will receive a 12-week paid placement with Hansen Yuncken (approximate timing between November and February) and a $1000 grant. Students will be emailed once the Grant is open for applications.

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for this grant‚ applicants must:
 - Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
 - Be enrolled fulltime in the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (IHCN).
 - Not be in receipt of any other scholarship or grant
 - Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above.
 - Have an idea of their future within the building and construction industry and how the grant and placement will help
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 - be willing to act as a positive ambassador for Hansen Yuncken and UniSA

Applicants will also be required to:
 - Submit an online application.
 - Submit a 500-word written statement outlining reasons for applying, an unofficial transcript showing previous
    grades and GPA, and a current curriculum vitae.
 - Attend an interview.

Selection:
Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit‚ a personal written statement, an interview and supporting documentation.

How to apply: Online applications will open between 2 May 2023 - 20 May 2023 via my Scholarships

Value: $1‚000 grant to be paid upon successful completion of the 12 week work placement, plus casual hourly rate payment during the placement.

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM 
Tel: (08) 8302 3007
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Hypatia Scholarship for Mathematically Talented Women

UniSA STEM offers scholarships to full-time female students who enrol in Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences.

Awarded on academic merit; the scholarships are equivalent to: A$5,000.00 in cash (or contribution towards student tuition fees) for the first year of study, the provision of shared personal office space and a personal computer within the Academic Unit. 

Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents.

Applicants will also be required to submit the following in their online application: their Year 12 record; a letter of recommendation from their Mathematics teachers and a short essay on why the program suits their career goals.

Value: $5,000.00 cash; or equivalent contribution towards first year tuition fees.

Closing date: 31 October each year

How to apply: Please email applications to STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 0525 or (08) 8302 3970
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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The Jeff Kasparian Regional Relocation Grant

The Jeff Kasparian Regional Relocation Grant assists high school graduates, residing in the south-east of South Australia, to relocate to Adelaide to study at UniSA.

This annual grant will be awarded to financially disadvantaged students commencing their first year of an undergraduate program in UniSA STEM.

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident, or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa.
  • Have completed year 12 in the last two years
  • Intend to commence study at UniSA in the year following applications, on a full-time basis in an undergraduate program in UniSA STEM
  • Be relocating from a regional location in south-east South Australia* to Adelaide for study.
  • Submission of a written statement. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend a panel interview.

*South-east South Australia refers to the following councils:

  • District Council of Grant
  • Kingston District Council
  • City of Mount Gambier
  • Naracoorte-Lucindale Council
  • District Council of Robe
  • Tatiara District Council
  • Wattle Range Council

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for enrolling in their UniSA STEM undergraduate program and future career goals.
  • Details of any financial or educational disadvantage they would like considered.
  • The school they are graduating from.
  • How the grant funds will benefit them.
  • Work experience, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Personal achievements.

How to apply:

Applications will be open 8 August 2022  - 12 February 2023. 

Grant opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Applicants should submit an application form (link below, only available when scholarship is open for applications), written statement and evidence of financial disadvantage to:
UniSA Scholarship Office
Student and Academic Services
Email: scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au

The offer of the scholarship is subject to admittance to an undergraduate program in UniSA STEM. If the selected student is not offered or does not accept a place in an undergraduate program in UniSA STEM, the grant will be offered to the next ranked applicant.

Application Form

Value:
$5,000
Payment will be in two instalments:
 - $2,500 paid upon commencement of course (early March)
 - $2,500 paid after Study Period 2 census date

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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O'Connors Engineering Grant

The O'Connors Engineering Grant will be awarded to a student enrolled full-time in the second year, or third year, fourth year of one of the following programs:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) - LHMR
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic) - LHMR
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing) - LHMR

Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents and provide a personal written statement (500 words) detailing:
- academic achievements
- future career goals
- their intended topic for their final year project. Preference may be given to students that demonstrate a focus on innovation for their final year project (if applicable)
- their financial disadvantage

How to apply:  Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 13 March 2023 via my Scholarships

Grant opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: The recipient will receive up to $5,000. The *$5,000 will be paid in two instalments of *$2,500, the first payment will take place after the Study Period 2 census date in the recipient’s relevant year of study, with final payment taking place after the Study Period 5 census date in the relevant year of study (provided the recipient maintains full-time enrolment and satisfactory academic merit).
*Final year (fourth year) students will receive half payment

For more information please contact:
Ms Elizabeth Csavas
Academic Services Officer
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3218
Email: Elizabeth.Csavas@unisa.edu.au

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Omni Executive Defence Scholarship

Omni Executive was established in 2012 as a management consultancy delivering niche strategic services to the Department of Defence. Since then, the company has rapidly expanded into aerospace development, training and security, vetting and specialist professional services. Omni has grown to a team of over 400 professionals providing high value, high trust national security and intelligence solutions to a wide range of Australian government and corporate clients.

UniSA Veterans Engagement and Education Program (VEEP) scholarships have been developed to provide an extra layer of encouragement and support for VEEP students to improve capacity to undertake and complete a tertiary degree.

The Omni Executive Defence Scholarship supports commencing and continuing students studying full-time or part-time in any undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program within UniSA STEM or UniSA Business.

The scholarship is targeted at students registered with the Veterans’ Engagement and Education Program (VEEP) however eligibility is also extended to students with a strong interest in a career in the defence industry.

Eligibility and selection criteria
• Australian citizen‚ Australian Permanent resident
• registered VEEP participant or able to demonstrate a strong interest in a defence industry career
• commencing or continuing student in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program in UniSA STEM or UniSA Business
• full-time or part-time study load
• submission of a written statement
• submission of a Curriculum Vitae

Students registered with the Veterans’ Engagement and Education Program (VEEP) or those with a strong interest in a career in the defence industry are encouraged to apply. A preference may be given to applicants who are a registered VEEP participant or are defence ready in terms of security clearances.

Applicants must agree to attend a paid work/industry placement at Omni Executive.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (500-750 words) detailing:
• summary of work history and life experience;
• reasons for studying their UniSA STEM or Business program;
• future career goals;
• interest in attending paid placement at Omni Executive and what they hope to achieve during the placement;
• community involvement and/or extracurricular activities/interests;
• academic standing and achievements; and
• the name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending).

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

How to apply: Online applications will open via myScholarships 
 
Scholarship re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed
 
Value: $15‚000

Two instalments each year for up to two years paid as follows:
• $3,750.00 after Study Period 2 census date
• $3,750.00 after Study Period 5 census date

Ongoing Payment is subject to recipient:
- Maintaining enrolment
- Maintaining satisfactory academic progress

Pro-rata payment applies to recipients studying on a part-time basis.

For more information‚ contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au
 
 


Peter Varcoe Memorial Grant

The Peter Varcoe Memorial Grant will encourage and support Aboriginal students studying full-time in a degree program in UniSA STEM at the University of South Australia.

Preference may be given to students studying a Bachelor of Engineering.

The Peter Varcoe Memorial Grant is open to second‚ third and fourth year Aboriginal students and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial disadvantage.

Value:
The grant is valued at $1,650, paid in a single instalment after the Study Period 2 census date.

How to apply: Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 5 March 2023 via my Scholarships

Grant opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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Richard Oertel Memorial Mathematics Grant

The Richard Oertel Memorial Grant is a perpetual award that honours the late Dr Richard Oertel who lectured in mathematics at UniSA's Whyalla Campus and previously at Mawson Lakes (formerly The Levels). 

The grant will be awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time in the second or third year of a Bachelor of Mathematics program at UniSA. The recipient will receive up to $1,000. The grant will be paid in a single instalment of $1,000 after the Study Period 2 census date in the recipients' second or third year of study, provided the recipient maintains full-time enrolment and satisfactory academic merit.

The eligible programs are:

  • Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (Data Science)
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics) 

The grant is designed to assist recipients meet the costs associated with study including textbooks, travel costs, computing equipment or other out-of-pocket expenses.

Applicants will be asked to provide a personal written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Future career goals.
  • Any financial disadvantage or hardship that the applicant would like taken into consideration.
  • How the grant will help meet study related expenses.
  • The name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending).

The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic merit (minimum Grade Point Average of 4.5) and passion for mathematics as demonstrated in the personal written statement. Preference may be given to applicants facing financial disadvantage or hardship. 

How to apply: Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 5 March 2023 via my Scholarships

Grant opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: $1,000

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3582
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Rider Levett Bucknall Fourth Year Grant

The Rider Levett Bucknall Fourth Year Grant will assist a quantity surveying student in their fourth year of the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (IHCN) degree program. The recipient will be selected in the third year of their program and will receive the grant in their fourth year provided they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in the third year of the Bachelor Construction Management (Honours)
  • Submit the required documentation, outlined under ‘How to Apply’
  • Have the capacity and willingness to undertake a paid placement in the Adelaide office of Rider Levett Bucknall

The personal written statement (no more than 500 words) should outline your understanding of Rider Levett Bucknall and what you can bring to the company; your career goals in quantity surveying and how the grant would help achieve these goals; and confirm your ability to undertake placement in Adelaide.   

Students must also supply an unofficial academic transcript that shows previous grades and GPA‚ a current CV and a letter of application.

Female students are encouraged to apply.

The grant may not be held in conjunction with another grant managed by UniSA STEM during the grant term and previous recipients of a Rider Levett Bucknall Grant will not be considered.

Selection: The recipient will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes evident in the grant application and interview process The recipient will be given the opportunity to undertake paid work experience and will be required to submit a written report to RLB at the conclusion of the grant. Awarding of the grant is at the discretion of the selection committee, who may not award the grant where there are no suitable candidates.

Value: $2‚500 to be paid in one instalment after the Study Period 2 census date in the recipient’s fourth year.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

For more information contact:

UniSA STEM
Tel: 08 8302 3007
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Rider Levett Bucknall Second Year Grant

The Rider Levett Bucknall Second Year Grant will assist a student in their second year of the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (IHCN) degree program. The recipient will be selected in the first year of their program and will receive the grant in their second year provided they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in the first year of the Bachelor Construction Management (Honours)
  • Submit the required documentation, outlined under ‘How to Apply’
  • Have the capacity and willingness to undertake a paid placement in the Adelaide office of Rider Levett Bucknall

The personal written statement (no more than 500 words) should outline your understanding of Rider Levett Bucknall and what you can bring to the company; your career goals in building and construction and how the grant would help to achieve these goals; and confirm your ability to undertake the placement in Adelaide.

As part of the application process‚ students must also supply an unofficial academic transcript that shows previous grades and GPA‚ a current CV and a letter of application.

Female students are encouraged to apply.

The grant may not be held in conjunction with another grant managed by UniSA STEM during the grant term.

Selection:  The recipient will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes evident in the grant application and interview process. The recipient will be given the opportunity to undertake paid work experience and will be required to submit a written report to RLB at the conclusion of the grant. Awarding of the grant is at the discretion of the selection committee, who may not award the grant where there are no suitable candidates.

Value: $2‚500 to be paid in one instalment after the Study Period 2 census date in the recipient’s second year.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3007
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Rider Levett Bucknall Third Year Grant

The Rider Levett Bucknall Third Year Grant will assist a student in their third year of the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (IHCN) degree program. The recipient will be selected in the second year of their program and will receive the grant in their third year provided they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in the second year of the Bachelor Construction Management (Honours)
  • Submit the required documentation, outlined under ‘How to Apply’
  • Have the capacity and willingness to undertake a paid placement in the Adelaide office of Rider Levett Bucknall

The personal written statement (no more than 500 words) should outline your understanding of Rider Levett Bucknall and what you can bring to the company; your career goals in building and construction and how the grant would help achieve these goals; and confirm your ability to undertake placement in Adelaide

Students must also supply an unofficial academic transcript that shows previous grades and GPA‚ a current CV and a letter of application.

Female students are encouraged to apply.

The grant may not be held in conjunction with another grant managed by UniSA STEM during the grant term and previous recipients of a Rider Levett Bucknall Grant will not be considered.

Selection:  The recipient will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes evident in the grant application and interview process. The recipient will be given the opportunity to undertake paid work experience and will be required to submit a written report to RLB at the conclusion of the grant. Awarding of the grant is at the discretion of the selection committee, who may not award the grant where there are no suitable candidates.

Value: $2‚500 to be paid in one instalment after the Study Period 2 census date in the recipient’s third year.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3007
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Sarah Constructions Grant

The Sarah Constructions Grant will be awarded to a third-year student enrolled full-time in eligible programs within the UniSA STEM.

The successful applicant will receive a 12-week paid placement with Sarah Constructions (approximate timing between November and February) and a $3,000 grant paid in the fourth year of study, provided the recipient maintains full-time enrolment and satisfactory academic merit.

As part of the online application process, students to provide:

- a current curriculum vitae
- an unofficial transcript showing previous grades and GPA (5.0 or above)

- a 500-word personal written statement outlining:

  • the applicants understanding of the Sarah business and what they can bring to Sarah Constructions.
  • The applicants future career goals within the building and construction industry and how the grant and placement would help achieve these goals.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview

Each recipient will receive $3000, paid over two instalments of $1,500, plus a casual hourly rate payment during the 12 week work placement with Sarah Constructions.

At the end of the 12-week work placement, the successful applicant may be offered a place in the Sarah Constructions graduate employment program.

The eligible programs are:
- Bachelor of Built Environment (IBBE) (only students who are continuing on into the 4 year IHCN degree will be eligible)
- Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) (IHCN)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Project Management) (LHMI)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Construction Management (LHMI)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) (LHMI)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (LHMI)

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Selection:
Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit‚ a personal written statement, an interview and supporting documentation.

Value: $3,000

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3007
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Sarah Group Information Technology Grant

The Sarah Group Information Technology Grant will be awarded to a second-year student enrolled full-time in the following undergraduate programs at the University of South Australia.

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Games and Entertainment Design)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development)
  • Bachelor of Data Analytics (100% ONLINE)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (100% ONLINE)

The grant includes the opportunity to engage with Sarah Group to gain valuable work and practical experience.  The engagement would be tailored and mutually agreed between the company and each individual recipient and may take the form of mentoring support, work placement / internship, or at the company’s discretion, paid work experience during semester breaks and the summer vacation period. 

Any work placement component may be formalised and earn course credit subject to course enrolment and Program Director approval. 

Eligibility and selection criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee (holder of a permanent humanitarian visa or similar visa for refugees)
  • be a continuing second-year student studying in an eligible undergraduate IT program, including UniSA Online students
  • demonstrate academic achievement (a cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.5 or above)
  • have a full time study load
  • submit a written statement
  • submit a Curriculum Vitae
  • demonstrate an interest in gaining insights and work experience from Sarah Group whilst completing their degree with a potential pathway to employment

Applicants must provide a written statement addressing career goals in the field of information and communications technology and how the grant and associated work-related opportunities would be of benefit to the students in achieving their goals. 

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (500-750 words) outlining:

  • reasons for studying their UniSA IT program
  • academic achievements
  • past and current work history
  • interest in gaining work experience and insights from Sarah Group whilst completing their degree
  • career goals within the IT industry and how the receiving the grant would help achieve their goals
  • community involvement / extracurricular interests or activities
  • the name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending)

While the grant is available to UniSA Online students, preference would be given to applicants who plan to live and work in Adelaide after they complete their UniSA IT program.  

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships  from 1 February to 30 April 2023.

Grant opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: $5,000, with $2,500 paid after Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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Scheer Honours Science Scholarship

The Scheer Honours Science Scholarship provides encouragement and support for talented students as they embark on their Honours year or their final year of study in select STEM programs. Applicants should have high academic standing and a keen interest on researching an area of importance to society or making Australia a better place for future generations.

Eligible one-year Honours programs:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Research (Honours)
  • Other science related Honours degrees as and when they are offered at UniSA

Eligible programs (final year students only):

  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (Enterprise Business Solutions)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic), Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)

The scholarship funds are designed to assist recipients conduct research and engage with industry or other stakeholders and reduce the need to work while studying and researching.

Eligibility and selection criteria
- Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.
- Undertaking an eligible Honours science related program or final year of select STEM programs (as listed above).
- Academic merit (cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.0 or above).
- Full-time study load.
- Letter of support from Program Director, principal supervisor or co-supervisor.
- Written statement.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) outlining:
- Reasons for studying their UniSA program and how the degree supports their future aspirations.
- The nature of the proposed research topic or final year Honours project and its importance to society.
- Academic achievements.
- Any financial or educational disadvantage that the applicant wishes taken into account.
- How the scholarship funds will be used to benefit them and their Honours or final year research.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, the research topic or final year project and the content of the written statement.

How to apply: Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 5 March 2023 via my Scholarships

Scholarship opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: $5‚000
Payment will be in two installments:
$2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
$2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Civil Aviation Grant

The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Civil Aviation fund will award annually to two students who obtain the highest grade point average upon completion of their second year of studies of the Bachelor of Aviation program. The grant will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. Recipient must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

Value: Two scholarships each to the value of $3,500 awarded annually.

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3007
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Sir William Tyree Engineering Scholarship

Sir William Tyree was the founder of the Tyree Group of companies and a leading Australian industrialist.  Upon his passing in 2013, Sir William left an enduring legacy through his foundation and business interests to support engineering education and research for the future prosperity of Australia.

The Sir William Tyree Engineering Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship to assist students from Australia to pursue their dream of obtaining an UniSA engineering qualification, in the face of financial and other challenges. 

The scholarship is available to commencing engineering students, studying full-time in one of the following undergraduate programs at the University of South Australia: 

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)

Students undertaking double degree programs are ineligible for the scholarship. 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a commencing student in the year following applications, from a rural/regional area intending to relocate to study in Adelaide*
  • have completed year 12 within the last two years with a minimum ATAR of 80 (inclusive of any adjustment factor) **
  • enrol full-time in an eligible engineering program 
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage
  • provide a personal written statement addressing the points listed below

Recipients should maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above for the duration of their degree.

* Applications will be accepted from students currently living in a location classified as very remote, remote, outer regional or inner regional according to the Department of Health ASGS remoteness standard. Preference may be given to students who will relocate a considerable distance to attend UniSA in Adelaide.  

** The offer of the scholarship is subject to achieving the required ATAR and admittance to an eligible UniSA program.  If a scholarship holder does not achieve the required ATAR or is not offered or does not accept a place in an eligible UniSA program, the scholarship will be offered to the next ranked applicant. 

Application

Applicants must provide a written statement (500-750 words) detailing:

  • reasons for studying an engineering degree
  • future career goals and personal aspirations
  • academic achievements
  • details of any financial and/or educational disadvantage they would like considered
  • how the scholarship funds will benefit them
  • previous work experience, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities

Applicants are encouraged to clearly address each point under a separate heading. 

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview, conducted via Zoom or face to face. 

How to apply:

Applications will be open 15 August 2022  - 12 February 2023.  Applicants should submit an application form (link below is only available during application opening timeframe), written statement and evidence of financial disadvantage to:
UniSA Scholarship Office
Student and Academic Services
Email: scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au

Scholarship opening for application in 2024 for 2025 commencers is still to be confirmed

Application Form - only available for download when scholarship is open for applications

Value: The scholarship is valued at $60,000 over the duration of a four-year program.

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au 

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Southcott Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship

With more than a century of manufacturing and engineering experience, the Southcott company has evolved to become a specialist in the field of hydraulic supplies and high-performance system design capable of meeting the requirements of Australia’s most demanding industries.

The Southcott Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship is available to commencing and continuing mechanical engineering students studying full-time in one of the following undergraduate programs at the University of South Australia:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)

Eligibility and selection criteria

  • Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or international student.
  • Studying in Adelaide (Mawson Lakes campus).
  • Full-time study load.
  • Enrolled in an eligible program at UniSA.
  • ATAR of 80 or above or Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.
  • Submission of a written statement.
  • Submission of two character references with at least one reference from a referee not connected to the applicant’s secondary school or university.
  • Attend an interview.

The scholarship is a prestigious award recognising students who can demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills and/or potential, and have a passion for engineering with clear career objectives.

The scholarship includes the requirement for recipients to engage with a leading Australian manufacturer by conducting the final year project and work experience placement or internship at Southcott. There is also the possibility for recipients to benefit from part-time work experience while completing their university studies.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (500-750 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying a mechanical engineering degree.
  • Future career goals and personal aspirations.
  • Academic standing and achievements.
  • How the scholarship funds will benefit them.
  • Work experience, community involvement and extracurricular activities/interests.
  • Leadership and leadership potential demonstrated in the applicant’s academic, professional and personal life.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

The scholarship will be awarded with the recipient’s agreement to conduct the final year project and work experience placement or internship at Southcott.

How to apply: Online applications will open 6 March 2023 - 7 April 2023 via my Scholarships

Scholarship opening for application in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: up to $30,000
Up to $7,500 per year to a maximum of four years for full-time students, paid in instalments after each study period census date. Scholarship payments are not retrospective – recipients receiving the scholarship in second, third or fourth year will not receive funds for previous study periods.

Recipients are required to maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Email: STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au
Tel: (08) 8302 3007

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UniSA Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Grant

The UniSA Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship is open to female Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia or international students enrolled full-time in the second year of a STEM undergraduate program offered by UniSA STEM, with scholarships awarded to those with high academic achievement (Grade Point Average based on first year of 5.5 or above) and a strong motivation to succeed.

Students who cannot enrol full-time due to exceptional circumstances‚ for example having a disability or significant carer responsibilities‚ may apply and verify their circumstances during application.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Academic achievements (including a Grade Point Average based on first year of 5.5 or above).
  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Future career goals.
  • Evidence of community engagement.
  • Ability and willingness to act as a UniSA ambassador e.g. occasional attendance at events, and/or involvement in filming or interviews to document the impact of the scholarship and to encourage other females to pursue studies in STEM programs.

To receive the scholarship, applicants must demonstrate a passion for their program, strong motivation to succeed and have clear future goals.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide two character references (at least one of these must be from a referee not connected to the applicant’s secondary school), and attend a selection panel interview.
Students may be in receipt of another scholarship or grant administered by UniSA.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant will not be re-opening for applications in 2023

Grant re-opening in 2024 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $15,000 ($5,000 per year up to a maximum of three years or part-time equivalent

For more information contact: 
Campus Central 
Tel: 1300 301 703 
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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UniSA STEM Aboriginal Scholarship

UniSA STEM will provide two living allowance scholarships to commencing or second year full-time or part-time (pro-rata) students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent studying a UniSA STEM Bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility Criteria:
- Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
- Be enrolled full-time or part-time
- Be in the first or second year of a UniSA STEM Bachelor’s degree, including UniSA Online.

This grant may not be awarded if the potential recipient has received another UniSA STEM scholarship or grant. The total number of grants awarded will be at the discretion of UniSA STEM Executive.

How to apply:
Applications will open in Study Period 2 and may be open in Study Period 5 at the discretion of UniSA STEM. Students will need to apply online via myScholarships in the student portal. As part of the application process students will need to submit an affirmation confirming their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
If more than two applications are received students may be requested to submit a response to two of the following questions:
1. Why did you choose a STEM degree?
2. What have you enjoyed about your degree so far?
3. What are your career aspirations once you have completed your degree?
4. If you had an ideal company you could work for, who would it be and why have you chosen them?

Selection:
Selection will be made after the Study Period 2/5 census dates each year. Assessment is made on the basis of academic merit and if required, responses to additional question if more than two applications are received.

Value:
$3‚000 per year for the duration of the program‚ to the maximum of $9‚000 for a 3 year program and $12‚000 for a 4 year program. Part-time students will be paid on a pro-rata basis.
For double/combined degree students‚ the scholarship will only apply for a maximum of 4 years full-time or pro-rata part-time. Payment will be made after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

The successful recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 per study period and maintain enrolment in a STEM Bachelor degree to receive payment. If these conditions are not met for a single study period, the recipient will forfeit the scholarship payment for that period. If these conditions are not met for two consecutive study periods the recipient will forfeit the remainder of the scholarship, unless evidence is provided to support reasons why, and this is approved. Recipients who have applied for a leave of absence from study will forfeit the scholarship payment for that period.


For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Phone: 8302 3007
Email: STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au 

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UniSA STEM Higher Education Opportunity Scholarship

UniSA STEM will provide financial assistance to eligible students who meet specified equity criteria who are pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree by coursework program within UniSA STEM.

Eligibility Criteria:
• Be an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
• Be enrolled in an Associate Degree, Bachelor, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master degree offered by UniSA STEM, including UniSA Online degrees
• Students from a recognised equity group, who have not already been awarded a STEM Aboriginal Scholarship, Women in STEM Scholarship, or STEM Rural Scholarship. This includes but is not limited to students that:
o Identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
o identify as LGBTIQ
o are from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB)
o are from regional and remote locations based on postcode of permanent home residence
o are women in non-traditional areas of study
o have a disability or ongoing medical condition and are in receipt of an Access Plan
o are from low SES (socioeconomic status).
• Students experiencing ongoing educational challenges related to one of the following areas:
o Students with carer responsibilities who are in receipt of a carers allowance/payment via Centrelink.
o Single parents and/or principal carers who are in receipt of a parenting payment via Centrelink.
o Principal carers of a child with a disability.
o Financially disadvantaged and in receipt of Youth Allowance‚ Austudy‚ ABSTUDY‚ Pensioner Education Supplement etc. via Centrelink.
o Impacted by domestic violence or other crisis.

Individual circumstances outside the above areas may be considered on a case by case basis where a student is able to demonstrate significant educational disadvantage.

This grant may not be awarded if the potential recipient has received another UniSA STEM scholarship or grant. The total number of grants awarded will be at the discretion of UniSA STEM Executive.

How to apply:  Online applications are open via my Scholarships

Applications will open in Study Period 2 and may be open in Study Period 5 at UniSA STEM’s discretion. Students will need to apply online via myScholarships in the student portal. As part of the application process‚ students must upload a personal written statement demonstrating how they meet the eligibility criteria outlined above and how this financial relief will assist them with their future studies. Students must upload sufficient supporting documentation to substantiate claims (where appropriate).

Selection: Selection will be made after the Study Period 2/5 census dates each year. Assessment is made on the basis of financial disadvantage, academic merit, a personal written statement and supporting documentation.

Value: $3,000 per year for the duration of the program. For example, a 3 year Bachelors degree would be eligible for a maximum of $9,000.

For double/combined degree students, the scholarship will only apply for 4 years. Payment will be made after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

The successful recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 per study period and a minimum enrolment of 9 units per study period to receive payment. If these conditions are not met for a single study period, the recipient will forfeit the scholarship payment for that period. If these conditions are not met for two consecutive study periods the recipient will forfeit the remainder of the scholarship, unless evidence is provided to support reasons why, and this is approved.  Recipients who have applied for a leave of absence from study will forfeit the scholarship payment for that period.

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Phone: 8302 3007
Email: STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au 

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UniSA STEM High Achiever School Leaver Grant

UniSA STEM will award high achieving school leaver students who have not previously commenced higher education a grant to the value of $5,000.

Eligibility Criteria:
• School leavers must have obtained an ATAR of 97 or above (exclusive of bonus points).
• Be enrolled full-time in the first year of a Bachelor degree in UniSA STEM.
• Must have studied at secondary level in the year prior to commencing their undergraduate degree.
• Recipients must be Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens living in Australia, Permanent Residents or hold a permanent humanitarian visa
• Not previously commenced study within higher education.

This grant may not be awarded if the potential recipient has received another UniSA STEM scholarship or grant. The total number of grants awarded will be at the discretion of UniSA STEM.

Selection:
Eligible students meeting the criteria outlined above will be identified and recipients selected based on merit. No application is necessary‚ and recipients will be advised by email following study period 2 & 5 census date.
Recipients may be selected in both semester 1 and semester 2, depending on their offer and admission dates.

Value:
The grant is for the value of $5‚000 and will be paid in two equal instalments after study period census dates. The second instalment is conditional on the recipient achieving a GPA of 5 or higher.


For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Phone: 8302 3007
Email: STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au

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UniSA STEM High Achiever Non-School Leaver Grant

UniSA STEM will award high achieving non-school leaver students‚ who have not previously commenced any other higher education study with the University of South Australia, a grant to the value of $5‚000.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time in the first year of a Bachelor degree in UniSA STEM.
  • Be admitted and enrolled within the same period
  • Recipients must be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen living in Australia, a permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.
  • Hold a competitive GPA after completion of full-time enrolment (13.5-18 units) in the first study period of a Bachelor degree in UniSA STEM.
  • Not previously commenced any other higher education study within UniSA.

This grant may not be awarded if the potential recipient has received another UniSA STEM scholarship or grant. The total number of grants awarded will be at the discretion of UniSA STEM.

Selection:
Eligible students meeting the criteria outlined above will be identified. Where a number of students hold the same GPA, recipients will be selected on the basis of academic performance (derived from the average of marks awarded for courses completed in their first semester). No application is necessary, and recipients will be advised by email following the release of semester grades.

Value:
The grant is for the value of $5‚000 and will be paid in two equal instalments after study period census dates. The second instalment is conditional on the recipient/s achieving a GPA of at least 5 in their first semester of study.

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Phone: +61 8 8302 3007
Email: STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au

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UniSA STEM Rural Scholarship

UniSA STEM will provide two scholarships to students who have relocated from a rural, regional or isolated area to pursue full-time study within a UniSA STEM Bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Relocated from a rural, regional or isolated area to Adelaide for on-campus study.
  • Be enrolled full-time in the first year of a UniSA STEM Bachelor’s degree, including UniSA Online degrees
  • Be an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

This grant may not be awarded if the potential recipient has received another UniSA STEM scholarship or grant. The total number of grants awarded will be at the discretion of UniSA STEM Executive.

How to apply:
Applications will open in Study Period 2 and may be open in Study Period 5 at the discretion of UniSA STEM. Students will need to apply online via myScholarships in the student portal. As part of the application process‚ students must provide a personal written statement detailing their location of residency in a rural, regional or isolated area within Australia prior to relocating to Adelaide, their career aspirations and how this financial relief will assist them with their future studies.

Selection:
Selection will be made after the Study Period 2/5 census dates each year. Assessment is made on the basis of financial disadvantage, academic merit, a personal written statement and supporting documentation.

Value:

$3,000 per year for the duration of the program, to the maximum of $9,000 for a 3 year program and $12,000 for a 4 year program.
For double/combined degree students, the scholarship will only apply for 4 years. Payment will be made after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.
The successful recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 per study period and full-time enrolment to receive payment. If these conditions are not met for a single study period, the recipient will forfeit the scholarship payment for that period. If these conditions are not met for two consecutive study periods the recipient will forfeit the remainder of the scholarship, unless evidence is provided to support reasons why, and this is approved. Recipients who have applied for a leave of absence from study will forfeit the scholarship payment for that period.


For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Phone: 8302 3007
Email: STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au 

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UniSA STEM Undergraduate Honours Scholarship

STEM Undergraduate Honours Scholarship(s) will be offered at the discretion of UniSA STEM and are subject to external project funding. UniSA STEM students undertaking full-time study in an approved undergraduate Honours program may be eligible for the scholarship to undertake a Research Project. The scholarship(s) will be awarded at the commencement of the students final year of study, on the basis of academic merit and project availability.

Value: Funding is subject to the nature of the honours program or project and external funding. Payments will be made in instalments and will be subject to satisfactory academic progress as defined by UniSA STEM. 

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Scholarship re-opening in 2023 is still to be confirmed 

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3007 
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au 

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Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec Civil Engineering Grant

The WGA Civil Engineering Grant will be awarded to a high achieving full-time Bachelor of Engineering student undertaking the third year of an undergraduate program.
The grant coincides with when most students undertake industrial experience and recipients will also receive a 12 week paid work placement at Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec (WGA).

 Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia, Permanent Humanitarian visa holders or international students with a relevant working visa
  • Enrolled in third year
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 5 or above
  • Enrolled full-time in an eligible program

The eligible programs are:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Project Management)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural)

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) outlining:

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Community engagement.
  • Future career goals including leadership aspirations, and how the grant and placement would help achieve these goals.
  • Willingness to undertake work placement at WGA

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.
The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, passion for the industry and leadership potential as demonstrated in the written statement. Interpersonal skills demonstrated in the interview will also be considered.

How to apply:  Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant will not be re-opening for applications in 2023

Grant re-opening in 2024 is still to be confirmed

Value: $5,000. Payment will be in two instalments:
 - $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
 - $2,500 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

For more information contact: 
Academic Services
UniSA STEM
Phone: (08) 8302 3000
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Wilhelm Ruff Science Grant

The Wilhelm Ruff Science Grant will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at UniSA. 

Applicants should have completed a minimum of 54 units, and be enrolled full-time (equivalent to at least 27 units - 13.5 units per half year). 

The grant is designed to assist recipients meet the costs associated with study including textbooks, travel costs, computing equipment or other out-of-pocket expenses. 

The eligible program is Bachelor of Science (LBSC) and applicants must be completing a major in at least one of the following areas:

  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics 

Applicants will be required to provide a personal written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying their current program and majors and their passion for science.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Future career goals.
  • Any financial disadvantage or hardship that the applicant would like taken into consideration. 

The recipient will be selected based on academic merit (minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0) and passion for science as demonstrated in the personal written statement. Preference may be given to female applicants or applicants facing financial disadvantage or hardship. 

How to apply:  Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 1 May 2023 via my Scholarships

Value: $2,000 

For more information contact: 
UniSA STEM
Tel: (08) 8302 3000
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Women in STEM Scholarship

UniSA STEM will provide two scholarships to commencing female students with a competitive ATAR, studying full-time within a UniSA STEM Bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Female.
  • Be enrolled full-time in the first year of a UniSA STEM Bachelor’s degree, including UniSA Online degrees.
  • Be an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  • Hold a competitive ATAR.

This grant may not be awarded if the potential recipient has received another UniSA STEM scholarship or grant. The total number of grants awarded will be at the discretion of UniSA STEM Executive.

How to apply:

Applications will open in Study Period 2 at UniSA STEM’s discretion. Students will need to apply online via myScholarships in the student portal. As part of the application process‚ students must provide a personal written statement demonstrating how they meet the eligibility criteria outlined above and how this financial relief will assist them with their future studies.

Selection:
Selection will be made after the Study Period 2 census date each year. Assessment is made on the basis of financial disadvantage, academic merit (competitive ATAR), a personal written statement and supporting documentation.

Value:
$3,000 per year for the duration of the program, to the maximum of $9,000 for a 3 year program and $12,000 for a 4 year program.
For double/combined degree students, the scholarship will only apply for 4 years. Payment will be made after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

The successful recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 per study period and full-time enrolment to receive payment. If these conditions are not met for a single study period, the recipient will forfeit the scholarship payment for that period. If these conditions are not met for two consecutive study periods the recipient will forfeit the remainder of the scholarship, unless evidence is provided to support reasons why, and this is approved. Recipients who have applied for a leave of absence from study will forfeit the scholarship payment for that period.

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Phone: 8302 3007
Email: STEM-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au

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Ziptrak Engineering and Product Design Grant

The Ziptrak Engineering and Product Design Grant will be awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time or part-time in one of the following undergraduate or postgraduate programs at the University of South Australia:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Mechatronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)
  • Bachelor of Design (Product Design)
  • Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma in Design (Industrial Design)
  • Master of Design (Industrial Design)

The grant will be available to:

  • second, third or fourth-year engineering students
  • second or third-year product design students
  • postgraduate students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Design (Industrial Design) or Master of Design (Industrial Design)

The recipient will be offered the opportunity to engage with Ziptrak to learn more about the manufacturing industry and gain valuable experience from a leading South Australian company. The engagement will be tailored and mutually agreed between Ziptrak and the recipient and may take the form of mentoring support, work placement / internship, or paid work experience during semester breaks and the summer vacation period.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Second, third or fourth-year (engineering) or second or third-year (product design) students enrolled in an eligible undergraduate program (to be eligible a student must have completed at least 27 units inclusive of credit), or postgraduate students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Design (Industrial Design) or Master of Design (Industrial Design).
  • Full-time or part-time load.

Applicants are required to provide a personal written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA program and how the degree supports their aspirations
  • Future career goals
  • Interest in gaining work experience and insights from Ziptrak whilst completing their degree
  • Financial or educational disadvantage that the applicant would like considered.
  • Community involvement / extracurricular interests or activities
  • Academic achievements.

To receive the grant, applicants must demonstrate a passion for their UniSA program and have career goals aligned to the manufacturing industry.

How to apply: Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 5 March 2023 via my Scholarships

Value: $6‚000
Payment will be in two instalments:
$3,000 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
$3,000 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Pro-rata payments apply for part-time students.

The recipient must maintain enrolment and satisfactory academic merit.

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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Zonge Australia Refugee Grant

The Zonge Australia Refugee Grant supports an undergraduate student from a refugee background studying in the area of Environmental Science. Applicants will be students who are studying full time at any year level of the Environmental Science undergraduate program or Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science or Masters of Environmental Science.


Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Temporary Protection Visa, or Bridging Visa
  • Refugee background
  • Enrolled in Environmental Science undergraduate program or Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science or Masters of Environmental Science.
  • Demonstrated financial hardship
  • Full-time study load
  • Submission of a written statement

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • reasons for studying their UniSA program and how the degree supports their aspirations including career goals
  • their background prior to UniSA study
  • academic achievements
  • the financial and/or educational disadvantage circumstances that the applicant wishes to be taken into account
  • how the grant funds will benefit them and their study

How to apply:  Online applications will open 23 January 2023 - 5 March 2023 via my Scholarships

Important:  When you apply for this grant, you will automatically be assessed against the eligibility criteria for all of the grants listed within the Refugee Grouped Grant table.  Once you have submitted your online application via myScholarships,  you will be contacted by the UniSA Scholarships team within 5-7 business days and advised what supporting documentation you are required to provide in order to be considered for the grant(s) that you have been deemed eligible for.  Please note: 

  • If you are eligible for a grant, it does not mean you will be awarded the grant. 
  • do not provide any supporting documentation until you have been advised to. 

Value: $2‚500
Payment will be in two instalments:
- $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
- $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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